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  1. Yaw sensor location please!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi new here, just joined. I've just got a 2003 e46 320ci and I'm looking for the yaw sensor location, it faulted on my obd reader. I've had all my carpets and front seat out today looking for it to no avail. Just found the airbag sensor. Can anybody shine some light on hownto locate this please...
  2. BMW Z4 2003 - Straight through exhaust for swap

    Hi There, I purchased a really nice low mileage BMW Z4 a few months back and the only modification the previous owner had done on the car was to replace the back box witha straight through which sounds great, but it's not for me. It sounds amazing but I live on a quiet residential street and...
  3. BMW 318d 2003 turbo replacement question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello First of all hello to everyone and i'm new in this forum. Turbo on my 318d 2003 gave up and i need it replaced. For me it would be just too expensive to order a brand new one and i haven't (also my mechanic) been able to find a used or restored one from anywhere. As i understand its not...
  4. 2003 320d- idle issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All I have a 2003 320d Touring , done 145k miles (12k of which I've done in the past year) The only issue I have with it is the idle; it idles at 720rpm (according to CAN reader) there is a fair bit of vibration - tickle it up to 900rpm and its smooth. If I look at the engine whilst its...
  5. 2003 - E46 320i - Fuel Pump Seal

    Rybrook Warwick BMW
    Hi Chassis - KK87588 Need your best quote on a fuel pump seal, realoem part number 16111184084 - though would appreciate if you can confirm that is it, as basically am changing fuel pump and understand that this seal / gasket needs to be changed too? Many thanks.
  6. 2003 E46 218i

    Cranks no start. No blinking immobiliser light on rear view mirror.
  7. 2003 E46 318i.

    Hi all. I'm Zozo. 2003 E46 318i cranks no start. No fuel pump sound when switching on. No blinking red light at rear view mirror for alarm/immobiliser. Checked all fuses and electrical lines. Yet to check fuel pump relay and filter. What else could be the cause?
  8. 2003 E46 318ti (N42) - Vacuum pump broken

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everybody, i need some advice about replacing the vacuum pump, I noticed a leak coming from the back of the engine, i have read about the o-ring failing in the vacuum pump so i bought new ones. This morning, i've remove the vacuum pump but the vacuum pump has got a little surprise for...
  9. 2003 320d - loss of power, bouncing 2k rpm, new clutch and fly wheel

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, Let me apologies if this has been posted before but I’m out of idea’s what can be done. I have recently had my clutch, dual mass flywheel replaced and also a major service done all at the same time. When I got the car back it wasn’t running quite right but I thought it would be...
  10. 2003 E46 320d Auto - Car doesn't move immediately when Gear changed to D

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, My car doesn't move immediately when I change the gear from P to D. When I put it to D, car stays stationary for about 3 or 4 seconds, then starts to move very very slowly, and gradually it reaches to normal speed. If I press the accelerator, same things happen in less time. It is a...
  11. 2003 e46 m3 sequential gearbox

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi can anyone please help me out i got a e46 m3 the telltale orange light come on after a bit it seem to not want to change down when i came to a stop its a sequential gearbox i turned the car off and after 5 mins tryed it again it come back to life but after abit it done it again could not get...
  12. 2003 e46 318i no compression on no 3

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi after some help after usual tensioner going on 318i there is no compression on no 3, not sure if it's valves or the timing motor already bought head gasket and 4 valves ages ago, got time to do it now, have the tools for it as well, just wondering if someone has had same problem. Thanks Adam
  13. 2003 330d auto gearbox Drive taking ages to engage

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Anybody any idea Why my automatic takes a while to engage into drive especially in morning when has not been in use? I have checked the obvious gearbox fluid level.
  14. 2003 e53 X5 - Tape player replacement

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi All. I'm currently putting everything back in my dashboard following a bit of major surgery on my HVAC system. Rightly or wrongly, when I removed the tape player that sits above the mid unit, I took off the face plate which was connected to the unit by a ribbon. However, when taking this off...
  15. 2003 BMW e39 525d wont start without easystart

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there guys. Started having starting issues during the winter wouldnt turn over fast enough to fire up but found that was a dodgy battery. Changed it and started and run fine. Then 2 months ago I started having issues again. This time turned over but wouldn't fire. Tryed easystart spray and it...
  16. 2003 320td Compact - Power Fold Mirrors

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, My old compact had power fold mirrors, and they were great as parking on my road is pretty tight, and half the cars on here have duct tape holding their mirrors on. My new compact doesn't have power fold mirrors, just electric heated ones, but theres a pair for sale on eBay, and...
  17. 2003 320td Compact - Super Service

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Just bagged myself a 2003 320td SE Compact with 99k on the clock for £900. Needs a bit of TLC and tarting up a bit, but overall it's in pretty incredible condition for £900, i'm very impressed! Everything works as it should, and it drives great, full service history and 2x keys etc...
  18. E46 2003 320d Heater Blower issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I have a 2003 E46 320d which has started showing a problem with the Heater Blower which It seems to be the opposite problem to any other posts I can find on the subject. The Symptoms of the problem are as follows. With the cliemate control set a 21 on auto I find that on every commute...
  19. 2003 318ci. Intermittent splutter/misfire!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, I've had my 2003 318ci for 7 years but has recently developed a strange splutter, any help with this would be much appreciated! When I start the car from cold, it drives perfectly for a minute or so, then it will jerk and splutter/misfire violently for a couple of minutes and stops...
  20. 2003 BMW Z4 2.5l Roof Issue

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi All, I am looking for a garage/person local to Newmarket who can help repair my roof issue on my Z4. It has had a new motor put in and can lift the roof down however cannot lift the roof back up - I am looking for someone to repair this for me at a reasonable price. If you are near the...